Monday, March 01, 2010

Big ROCKS - Nicasio, Ca

(9" x 12" gouache on watercolor board)

If you ever drive down Lucas Valley, it's a wonderful windy drive with trees that remind me of the chase scene from Return of the Jedi. After making a right onto Nicasio Valley, you'll come up to the small town of Nicasio.

Landmarks like Druid's Hall, St. Mary's Church and the General store are visitor favorites....but I was more fascinated with the lush green grass and scattered big rocks along the hills behind the church.

13 comments:

Jackson said...

Gerald. Speaking of missing out, it looks like I missed out on a great painting session! I really like blending of reds in the grass on the left corner in this painting. Hope all is well with you.

Tammy said...

well done on the rocks!
there's a great sense of texture.
I feel like I don't even need to see the original.

i've been drawing landscapes too.
maybe one day i'll get to use gouache like you when i'm not scared :P

Amy C said...

incredibly beautiful and so very vibrant lush and green, fun to see the landscape in the background.

Janice L-H said...

I'm jealous you can paint these rocks so accurately! I love that hillside. Thanks for setting up the paintout for the group.

Cameron Chun said...

oooh...Nice one Gerald. I'll have to catch up with you guys on the next one.

robi pena said...

Beautiful art, beautiful valley :-)) lovely work!!!

Nancy said...

Very impressive work! I love the rocks out there - all I can ever do is shoot bad pictures of them!

Viv said...

Wow, Gerald...very lovely work, as usual! Best wishes!

Paul's Paper Escapade said...

Wow the likeness is incredible! Awesome work

Christina Dee said...

oh man, I really gotta frequent blogger more often, look at all the amazing paintings I've missed out on! Seriously they get better and better each time I visit! Amazing work and beautiful rich colors. I especially like that painting of the Geese you did a few posts back...the textured brush strokes in all the right places...I love it! Looking forward to seeing more :D

Goobeetsablog said...

lucky.

looks fun.
great painting location
nice looking painting

Paul's Paper Escapade said...

You inspired me while I was in the country this weekend to paint on the lake! Thanks.

enb said...

Making me really miss Marin in the spring with this great painting!

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